Adaptive Cycling Center’s Record-Breaking Summer!

Early in 2020, Seattle Department of Transportation approached Outdoors for All with an eagerness and desire to make this already bicycle-friendly city even more accessible. With this partnership, Outdoors for All was able to provide FREE adaptive bike rentals 7 days a week to children and adults with disabilities from our Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park from May 1st to September 30th. Our goal…

SUCCESS STORY: Miles of Smiles for Sofi

At Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park, individuals with disabilities can be fitted for and rent different types of adaptive cycles to try and ride around the park for an hour, a day, or rent a cycle for a week. Sofi and her mom, Tracey, stopped into the Adaptive Cycling Center almost every week during the summer of 2018 trying out different…

SUCCESS STORY: Snowboarding, Austin’s Sport

Confidence can be built through many avenues. For some, it’s finding success in an activity, hobby or sport., something to feel ownership over. For Austin, Koszorus, it was built through snowboarding. Not only has his confidence been built, but his social connections, physical strength, and independence. The last three years, he’s been mastering his skill in his sports and making connections through Outdoors for All…

SUCCESS STORY: The Athlete, Agatha

“Outdoors For All has done far more than just helping Agatha learn to ski, it has given us the opportunity to experience things as a family that we didn’t think possible. Outdoors For All has given Agatha the confidence to know that disability does not mean inability.” Samantha Holloway | Mother of Agatha, Outdoors for All Participant Agatha has been trying to participate with Outdoors…

SUCCESS STORY: Transforming lives of participants and volunteers

In January, our Summit Friday Night program was visited by King 5’s Evening, to highlight the life transforming outcomes of our winter programs. This two minute video shows, not only how these programs affect participant’s lives, but the lives of our dedicated volunteers. King 5 Evening video “I had this intuition that it would be rewarding when I started volunteering, but I really underestimated how…

SUCCESS STORY: Kayaking with John Karuza

Through a partnership with Outdoors for All and Max Higbee Center, an organization providing community-based recreation opportunities for youth and adults with developmental disabilities in Bellingham, WA, thirty new participants were able to exercise their abilities on the waterways through adaptive kayaking. Many successes were had with new kayakers that day, especially with John Karuza. “We have been trying to get John on a boat,…

SUCCESS STORY: Taeo on Two Wheels!

Outdoors for All’s Learn to Ride a Bike program teaches youth with disabilities how to ride standard bicycles. Starting with Strider bikes with no pedals to build balance, riders, like Taeo, can work up to independently pedal standard bicycles and build biking skills, developing confidence along the way. “Taeo liked having an activity to go to every Saturday. Something he looked forward to all week.…

SUCCESS STORY: Patricia Bikes Everywhere!

Patricia was able to ride a bike with Outdoors for All when she visited our Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park last summer. She had such a blast, her mom, Candice, brought her every weekend. Patricia’s family recently purchased a similar model she learned to ride on through Outdoors for All. Now, Patricia is able to ride her bike whenever she wants and she is ready…

Skiing with Serena

There is no better way to measure success than a skier who gains complete independence on the ski hill. That’s the success Serena was able to experience during her first year on skis with her Outdoors for All volunteer instructors! “[Serena] started as a complete beginner, and was able to do four runs on Saturday by herself just following Keith down the mountain!!! Keith, Dominic, Bee (and everyone…

SUCCESS STORY: Audrey’s Awesome Snowboarding!

Audrey is six years old and experienced her first season on a snowboard. After one lesson with another ski school, her family discovered snowboarding was something she could pursue. Cue Outdoors for All winter programs for a season of success! “In the past, we tried several different activities with Audrey but they didn’t end up working out. When we heard about Outdoors for All, it…